§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is his intention under the proposals in "The Reform of Social Security" to pay an extra rate of income support to a claimant who has an adult dependent partner.
§ Mr. Newton
As stated in chapter 2 of "Reform of Social Security", volume 2 (Cmnd. 9518), we intend to pay separate rates of income support to couples, and to continue to aggregate their needs and resources.